Prof. Mehmet Asutay

Director of the Durham Centre in Islamic Economics and Finance - Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Political Economy & Finance at the Durham University Business School .

Prof. Mehmet Asutay is Professor of Middle Eastern & Islamic Political Economy and Finance at the Durham University Business School, the Director of the Durham Centre in Islamic Economics and Finance, the programme director for MSc in Islamic Finance & MSc in Islamic Finance and Management programmes, and the Director of the Durham Islamic Finance Summer School. Prof. Asutay’s research, publication, teaching, and supervision of research is all related to areas such as Islamic moral economy, Islamic banking and finance, the Middle Eastern economies, and the political economy of Middle East countries, including the Turkish and Kurdish political economy. His articles have been published in various international journals and magazines. He has published and edited books on various aspects of Islamic moral economy and Islamic finance, the latest of which are: Takaful Investment Portfolios: A Study of the Composition of Takaful Funds in the GCC and Malaysia (co-authored with A. Tolefat), published in 2013; and Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risks (co-edited with H. Ahmed and R. Wilson), published in 2014; and the following three edited volumes (co-edited with A. Turkistani) published in 2015 by Gerlach Press: Islamic Finance: Political Economy, Values and Innovation; Islamic Finance: Performance and Efficiency; and Islamic Finance: Risk, Stability and Growth. Prof. Asutay is the Managing Editor of the Review of Islamic Economics; Associate Editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences; and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, and Borsa Istanbul Review. He is also Honorary Treasurer of the British Society for Middle East Studies (BRISMES)and the International Association for Islamic Economics. He has delivered lectures at a number of conferences, universities, and professional organisations on topics related to his research interests and has taught in Islamic finance programmes in various universities in the world.

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  • December 31, 2023 : Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • May 31, 2024 : Deadline paper submission
  • July 9 - 11, 2024: Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)
  • Note there is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

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